Monday, October 21, 2013

Links Oct 21

Luxembourg seeks new financial model as it sheds secrecy The West Australian / AFP. Is it really shedding secrecy?  A familiar theme appears in the storyline.

Ireland's Empty Gesture on Curbing Offshore Tax Abuses Citizens for Tax Justice

Emerging Market Multinational Companies – Ready For Prime Time? Transparency International
New study Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing Emerging Market Multinationals looks at what companies disclose publicly about the measures they have in place to fight corruption, and at companies’ openness about how they are structured and to what extent earnings and taxes in specific countries are made public.

Timely discussions on preventing tax evasion in South Korea Eurodad

Chile: Overseas trusts to face modified reporting standards STEP
See article in Spanish here.

Mauritius authorities tighten rules on Indian treaty relief STEP

Tanzania committee says billions lost to corporate tax evasion Thomson Reuters

Burundi: Tax in Africa - High On the Agenda in Burundi allAfrica

Kenya Revenue Authority plans to stop tax evaders from outside travel Business Daily Africa

It's time Europe walked the walk on money laundering EurActiv

Wall Street’s hot hire: anti-money laundering compliance officers Reuters

Cracking down on Phantom Firms: Beneficial Ownership Transparency ONE

Banks and tax evasion - Hervé lifting The Economist
"What Edward Snowden is to mass surveillance, Hervé Falciani is becoming to private banking."

Italian police arrest ‘fugitive’ Swiss banker swissinfo

New website to assist crime and corruption investigations ICIJ

Twitter the latest tech company looking to play tax avoidance shell game The Verge

UK: Tax Special Investigation: Firms running National Health Service care services avoiding millions in tax The Independent

The UK’s patent box rules for corporation tax violate EU law Tax Research UK

Belgium Told To Implement EU Tax Exemptions Tax-News

Malta trying to attract Chinese financial services Times of Malta
See also: Jersey strategically well positioned to maximise opportunities in mainland China Jersey Finance, and Former Shanghai Ghetto District Moves To Turn Itself Into China's Hedge Fund Hub Forbes

U.S.: Government Shutdown Ends with Deal Creating Yet Another Budget Panel Citizens for Tax Justice

Video: French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici On Public Registries, Transparency Agenda FTC

Diego Maradona served with £33m tax bill by Italian authorities The Guardian

World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings: was anything actually achieved? Eurodad

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